Dutchman extradited to Bolivia

26th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

A 35-year-old Dutchman had been extradited by Peru to Bolivia. Patrick van den Berg is suspected of murdering his 29-year-old wife and six-month old child according to the Bolivian newspaper .

The suspect not only denies the murders, he also allegedly denies that the victims are his wife and child.

Patrick van den Berg was on an Interpol list for the double murder. Bolivia had been searching for him since 2008, after the bodies of his wife and child were discovered.

According to, the Chilean police also suspect Mr van den Berg of murdering a woman, believed to be his girlfriend.

According to Radio Netherlands Peruvian reporter Mariano Rosales. Mr van den Berg has been in trouble with the police before. He was arrested in March 2009 in Inc – around 300 kilometre south of Lima – and held in prison for one year for aggressive behaviour and throwing stones at passers-by.

Peruvians who know him describe the man as a schizophrenic. A former employer called him a quiet man who kept himself to himself. He did say that he had been in Bolivia and had a wife and child there. He also told his employer that he had lost his identity papers.

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